UNILORIN PhD graduate dies on convocation day

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye

A postgraduate student of Arabic at the University of Ilorin, AbdulHafeez Adedimeji, died on Saturday, the day he was to receive his doctorate at a convocation.Sources told Blackface News that the doctoral graduand died shortly before the ceremony.

Soon after the Dean, Faculty of Post Graduate Studies, Prof. Badmas Yusuf, informed attendants of the graduands’ demise, a gloomy atmosphere enveloped the lively UNILORIN auditorium where the 32nd graduation activities were being held.

Adedimeji, who until his death was a lecturer at the Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, was among 166 receiving doctoral degrees at the convocation.

He was said to have arrived in Ilorin for the convocation not long before his death.

The late Adedimeji has been buried according to Islamic rite in his home town of Iwo, Osun State.

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